BIOGRAPHY

橋本直樹/NAOKI HASHIMOTO (vocal)
阿部洋介/YOSUKE ABE (guitar)
安井義博/YOSHIHIRO YASUI (bass)
丹下眞也/SHINYA TANGE (drums)


82年に阿部洋介(g)、安井義博(b)、丹下眞也(ds)、伊藤千豊(vo)の4人により名古屋で結成されNWOBHMのバンドのカヴァーを中心に地元のライヴ・ハウス等で活動を始める。86年に伊藤が脱退、橋本直樹が加入しラインナップが固まる。

87年自主レーベルよりミニ・アルバム『OUTRAGE』でデビュー。『驚異の18歳バンド現る。』と称され88年アルバム『BLACK CLOUDS』でメジャー・デビュー。89年2nd『BLIND TO REALITY』、90年3rd『THE GREAT BLUE』をリリース。この頃からファンの中では“OUTRAGE別格論”が登場。

91年4th『THE FINAL DAY』をリリース。OUTRAGEの代表的なアルバムとなったこの作品は海外でも話題となった。92年にはPANTERAの初来日公演のサポートも務める。93年レコード会社を移籍し5th『SPIT』を、95年には6th『LIFE UNTIL DEAF』をリリース。様々なへヴィ・ミュージックを内包したそのサウンドで多くのリスペクトを受けた。97年7th『WHO WE ARE』をリリースするも、'99年ヴォーカル橋本が脱退。
バンドは自身のレーベル30min. Recordsを立ち上げ、後任ヴォーカルを迎えずに残った阿部、安井、丹下の3ピースによる活動を選択。トリオによるミニ・アルバム『VOLUME ONE』、『PLAY LOUD EP』を、02年8thアルバムとなる『24-7』、バンド結成20周年記念アルバムとなる『NAGOYA NOISE POLLUTION ORCHESTRA』を03年にリリース。04年にはビクターへ移籍して『CAUSE FOR PAUSE』をリリースし、バンドは日本全国を回るロードに出た。

07年、デビュー20周年を記念して橋本直樹を迎えたラインナップで期間限定での活動をスタートさせる。
9月2日はクラブチッタ公演、10月には「LOUD PARK 07」に出演し大絶賛を得た。そして08年橋本直樹、完全復帰。2月には前年のツアーを収録したCD+DVD数量限定「THE YEARS OF RAGE」をリリース。
翌3月には「AWAKENING」と題された3日間公演をSHIBUYA BOXXで行い『THE FINAL DAY』完全再現、『LIFE UNTIL DEAF』完全再現、バンド史上最長ライヴ&リクエスト・ライヴというユニークな公演が行われバンドは今一度自分達の足元を見つめなおすこととなった。その両アルバム完全再現は2008年6月に『AWAKENING 2008』と題された数量限定2CDとしてリリースされた。翌09年にはフレドリック・ノルドストロームをプロデュースに迎えレコーディング、10月には「LOUD PARK 09」へ出演し、11月に橋本直樹復帰アルバム『OUTRAGE』をリリースした。10年には全国ツアーを大成功に収め、同年3月にはその長年の活動が地元名古屋で認められ愛知県芸術文化選奨の文化賞を受賞した。その橋本直樹復帰からツアーまでを追いかけたドキュメンタリーが山田貴教監督により映画化、「SHINE ON -TRAVELOGUE OF OUTRAGE-」と題され東京・名古屋でレイトショー公開、3月にはDVD化された。

バンドはしばらく沈黙を守り、曲作りを行っていたが、12年「LOUD PARK 12」出演。翌日には25周年を記念して目黒鹿鳴館でのライヴを行った。
13年6月Thunderball667/ユニバーサル インターナショナル移籍第一弾アルバム『OUTRAGED』をリリース。15年5月には、LOUDNESSとの共同イベント「LOUD∞OUT FEST 2015」を開催!各方面からHEAVY METALの未来を切り開く内容である絶賛される!
さらに、7月にはANTHEM30周年イベント「HEADSTRONG FES.」、10月には「LOUD PARK 15」出演、通算12枚目のニュー・アルバム『GENESISⅠ』をリリース。

そして、17年30周年と節目とする記念作品『XXX BOX』を発売、30周年に因んで2CD→30曲収録(新曲3曲)DVDには『暴動の軌跡』と称したファンならずとも必見の価値のある映像素材を収録。
Perfect Bookには、これこそOUTRAGEの全てと言っても過言ではないOUTRAGE辞典ともいえる内容を掲載。リリース後にはツアーを敢行、その後には『GENESISⅠ』や今作『XXX BOX』に収録された新曲がヒントとなるニュー・アルバムがリリースされる予定である。



OUTRAGE
Biography

OUTRAGE began in 1982 when Yosuke Abe (guitars), Yoshihiro Yasui (bass), Shinya Tange (drums) and Senpo Ito (vocals) started doing live shows covering NWOBHM in Nagoya. In 1986 Naoki Hashimoto replaced Senpo Ito who left with the band, making the current lineup.

Outrage made their debut with the release of their mini album “Outrage” from their own label in 1987, and the following year, “Black Clouds” was their debut album from a major label. They were highly regarded the emerging of “an amazing band with 18 year olds”.

Their sophomore release, “Blind To Reality” followed in 1982 with another album out the next year, their 3rd album, “The Great Blue” in 1990. By this time, Outrage was regarded as a band with something special by their fans. In 1991, their 4th album “The Final Day” was released, becoming their representing album as well as gathering much attention from abroad. In 1992, Outrage was chosen as the support act for Pantera’s Japan Tour. After moving another label in 1993, they released their 5th album “Spit”, and in 1995 the 6th album “Life Until Deaf” came out, which gained much respect as their sound implied a variety of heavy elements. After the 7th album, “Who We Are” was released in 1997, vocalist Naoki Hashimoto then left the band in 1999.

By this time, they established their record label, 30 Mins Records and they chose to remain a 3-piece band rather than getting a vocalist to replace Naoki. The band was just Yosuke Abe, Yoshihiro Yasui and Shinya Tange. Mini albums, “Volume One” and “Play Loud EP” and their 8th full length “24-7” came out in 2002 as this threesome lineup. In 2003, the 20th year as a band commemorative album “Nagoya Noise Pollution Orchestra” was released following with the album “Cause For Pause” in 2004 after signing with Victor Entertainment. Their nationwide Japan Tour also began during this period.

In 2007, to commemorate their 20th year from their debut, vocalist Naoki Hashimoto returned to Outrage for a limit time. Their show at Club Citta on September 2nd and Loud Park Festival stirred a great sensation. In 2008, Naoki Hashimoto returned permanently to the band. In February, “The Years Of Raging” was released as a limited edition CD/DVD set. In March, a 3-day show “Awakening” was held at Shibuya BOXX in Tokyo, playing all songs from the album “The Final Day” and “Life Until Deaf”. These were unique being the longest show they’ve ever played and the first show where they played just requested songs. This also gave them the opportunity to go back to the basics. A limited edition live album called “Awakening 2008” was released as completely reproduced both albums “The Final Day” and “Life Until Deaf”. In the following year, 2009, they went in the studio to record with Fredrik Nordstrom as their producer, performed at Loud Park 2009 in October and released “Outrage”, as the comeback album for Naoki Hashimoto. In 2010, they enjoyed a very successful Japan Tour and, in March, their long musical career was acknowledged by their home town and were awarded the Culture Award from the Aichi Prefecture Art and Culture Award Committee. A documentary of their touring life after Naoki returned directed by Takayuki Yamada, “Shine On – Travelogue Of Outrage” was played in theaters in Tokyo and Nagoya and later released as a DVD.

The band then remained silent for a while until their performance at Loud Park 12 and the following year, they played at the Meguro Rockmaykan to commemorate their 25 years. In June 2013, after signing with the label Thunderball 667/Universal International, their album “Outraged” was released. In May 2015, an event with the band Loudness “Loud-Out Fest” took place and was a highly praised by people from all over as a festival that will open ground for the future of heavy metal. Moreover, in July they performed at the “Headstrong Fest” to commemorate the band Anthem’s 30th year celebration and in October, once again they played at Loud Park 15. Their 12th album “Genesis” was also released shortly after.

In 2017, to commemorate 30 years, the “XXX BOX” will be released. It will consist of 2 CD’s with 30 tracks (3 new tracks) and a DVD with the footage called “Locus of Riot” which is a must-see for all fans. It is not too much to say that the Perfect Book will be an “Outrage Encyclopedia” as everything you wanted to know about Outrage is compiled here. After the release of this “XXX BOX”, the band will go back on tour, then a new album will be released with the new songs from “Genesis 1” and the “XXX BOX” being the clue to the contents.